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Our main store in Ubud is bursting at the seams with lots of new and interesting books on Bali and Indonesia. We have expanded our Children's books to include many new bilingual (Indonesian/English) books and we have also expanded the Indonesian Studies books particularly in the areas of Indonesian History, Indonesian Politics and Indonesian Literature. Not all of our books are listed here on the website but you can always email us to ask for specific titles.

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We are very happy to have an outlet in this beautiful Tea Room/Restaurant. Biku is a very different type of restaurant. It is a wonderful 150 year old Joglo that has been refurbished and fitted out with antiques and large leather reading lounges. It is the perfect place to rest, read, eat and drink. We have a fine selection of new, used, out-of-print, antiquarian and rare books on Indonesia. Also, a range of handmade cards and gifts, daily newspaper and magazines from around the world We welcome Book Club meetings, Book Launches and Discussion Groups. Contact us on info@ganeshabooksbali.com Please come in and meet the staff, peruse the bookshelves and enjoy the atmosphere.

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We have just opened a new bookstore on the main street of Sanur. It houses our full range of new and used books as well as a small selection of Rare and Out - of -Print books on Bali and Indonesia. This store also houses a very special Children's Corner with lots of colourful cushions and a table or two for children to relax and read all the books on our shelves. This store is in the heart of Sanur and we have parking available out the front.

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NIAS SCULPTURE (400 illustrations)
by Achim Sibeth and Bruce Carpenter
Price: US$75.00

The first book solely dedicated to the Art and Culture of Nias in 25 years, Nias Sculpture features a broad array of unpublished masterpieces from the collection of the Mandala Foundation. For countless centuries, the isolated island of Nias, located far off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, developed a unique culture and stunning art little influenced by the outside world. Descendants of the Austronesians, the ancient peoples who explored and settled insular Southeast Asia beginning some 5000 years ago, their art has been acclaimed for more than a century, Nias has achieved legendary status in the pantheon of Indonesian tribal art.

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LOOKING FOR BORNEO Images, Words and Music
by Mark Heyward, David Metcalf and Khan Wilson
Price: US$55.00 Limited Edition with bonus CD

Looking for Borneo charts Mark Heyward's journey across Kalimantan from east to west arriving at Ehend in Dayak country where he stayed in a typical longhouse. Then he and his team set out up the Mahakam River in a 10m longboat. We read of their exciting meeting with the Orang-utan, and then the Dayak Tribesmen, once fierce head hunters in the region who believe that the world was populated from their island and that people in the West are descended from them. A beautiful travel narrative, crazy artwork, lush photography and wonderful music.

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MAJAPAHIT STYLE
by Made Wijaya
Price: Soft Cover Edition US$70.00 Hard Cover Boxed Limited Edition (500) with DVD US$150.00

Much of Indonesia is shrouded in Majapahit mystique - but nowhere as much as in Bali, where it lies over the culture like a richly embroidered cloak. The island's red-brick architecture, its Siwa-Buddha religion, and most of the Bali's warrior-princes are descended from the great East Javanese Empire". So begins this wonderful new book by Made Wijaya, a comprehensive overview of the raltionship between Majapahit-Java and its heir, Bali. This is a sumptuous book of 336 pages featuring magnificent pictures of historical monuments from Sumatra's and Java's Hindu Buddha candi, royal palaces and tombs of Islamic sages, to the Neolithic structures in East Nusa Tenggara. Covering Pre-Majapahit, Indianization, Hindu Majapahit, Islamic Era and Majapahit Styled architecture in Bali during the Post-Majapahit era. Ten years in the making and with exhaustive research, this book is a masterpiece.

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1965 INDONESIA AND THE WORLD - Bilingual Bahasa Indonesia and English
Compilatin of essays by: John Roosa, Bradley Simpson, Jovan Cavoski, Ragna Boden etc.
Price: US$20.00

This is a book of essays that puts the events of 1965 into an international context. Much of the material is controversial in today's Indonesia. One of the essays is by John Roosa, whose Pretext for Mass Murder (2006) was banned by the Attorney General's Office in 2009. This essay provides an alternative account of the September 30 Movements (G30S), the alleged PKI coup attempt. It aruges that the PKI did not mastermind the coup, as Suharto claimed, and that Suharto and his allies in the army organized the killings tht followed. Much of the book is really centres on Indonesians coming to terms with the past and moving forward. It is a testament to how far Indonesia has moved forward from the past to see this book now freely available within Indonesia.

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LEMPAD OF BALI
with Essays by: Adrian Vickers, Hedi Hinzler, Kaja McGowan & Soemantri Widagdo and the late John Darling (1946-2011)
Only 1000 copies. 424 pages with over 500 illustrations on custom made Italian art paper.
Price: US$200 plus shipping (email: info@ganeshabooksbali.com)

An exquisite publicaton simply oozing with the extraordianry drawings and paintings of the master of Balinese art, Lempad. Gusti Nyoman Lempad was a co-founder and leader of the Pita Maha artists collective that revolutionized Balinese painting in the 1930's, creating modern forms while remaining deeply grounded in Bali's Hindu-Buddhist faith and culture. There are 6 essays from distinguished scholars of Bali and they focus on Lempad's life, work and death, his sources of inspiration; a meditation on his drawings collected by Cornell University anthropologist Claire Holt; his drawing style and technique; and the cultural and historical context of Indian and Southeast Asian Hindu-Buddhist art and religion related to his work. Following the essays are section or "galleries" of Lempad's art divided by themes reflecting the depth and breadth of his interests and creativity. These range across stories from the Ramayana; other Hindu and Buddhist tales; indigenous Balinese legends and folk tales; the pulse of daily life and, by extension, his "Kamasutra" chronicling human erotic activity; ritual and religion; and dance and music. This book is a masterpiece in itself.

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THE LAST RAJAH OF KARANGASEM
The Life and Times of Anak Agung Anglurah Karangasem 1887-1966
by A.A.A. Dewi Girindrawardani, Adrian Vickers and Rodney Hall
Price: US$24.00

This book looks at the life and times of one of the last absolute rajas of Bali, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, also known as A.A.A. Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, or Gusti Agung Jelantik. He was king at a time when being a royal meant absolute power over his subjets, who prostrated themselves at his feet. He has been at times called vain, a schemer, and a collaborator, but he was also known as a creative architect, a key player in Balinese colonial politics, a defender of Balinese culture and an enlightened self-taught visionary. This view is presented by I Gusti Bagus Jelantik's grand daughter Anak Agung Ayu Dewi Girindrawardani in her biography, Chapters 2 and 4. Chapter 1 is by Professor Adrian Vickers and it gives us an understanding of the relationship between Karangasem and Lombok. And Chapter 3 is by Rodney Holt, founder of the Karangasem Historical Society and he looks at the final 25 years with anecdotal descriptions to key photos from the archives. Richly illustrated with photos from the archives.

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SUMARAH MEDITATION
by Laura Romano
Price: US$15.00

Sumarah is a philosophy of life and form of meditation that originally comes from Java. The practice is based on developing sensitivity and acceptance through deep relaxation of body, feelings and mind. In her book, Laura Romano draws on her own extensive personal experience and describes her frequent meetings with many Javanese masters. To better illustrate the principles of the Sumarah tradition, she relates stories from her own journey, vividly recreating the relaxed and warm atmosphere of meditation meetings in the homes of various meditation teachers.

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SNOWING IN BALI
by Kathryn Bonella
Price: US$15.00

It's snowing in Bali. Among Bali's drug dealers it's the code for a huge cocaine shipment having just landed. For the men who run the island's drug empires, it's time to get rich and party hard. This is the story of drug trafficking and dealing in Bali by best selling author Kathryn Bonella. Kathryn was given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali's drug world, both past and present. She charts their rise to incredible wealth and power, and their drug-fuelled lifestyles, filled with orgies, outrageous extravagance and surfing. From the highs of multi-million dollar deals to the desperate lows of death row in an Indonesian high security jail, Snowing in Bali is a unique, uncensored insight into a hidden world.

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HOTEL K
by Kathryn Bonella
Price: US$15.00

Welcome to Hotel K, the ironic name given to Bali's most notorious jail by its inmates. It's a bizarre nether world where murderers sleep alongside petty thieves, drug and alcohol addiction is rife, guards are corrupt and money talks. Into this hellhole have passed a procession of the infamous and the tragic: the Bali bombers, Schapelle Corby, the Bali Nine and many others. Backed by interviews with prisoners past and present, the truth about Hotel K explodes off the page. Simultaneously mesmerising and stomach-turning.

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RAJAPALA & KEN SULASIH
(Balinese Folk Tale)
Illustrations by Wayan Jembriawan
Price: US$15.00

In this Balinese folktale, written in both English and Indonesian, a handsome young man named Rajapala steals the magic sash of the heavenly nymph Ken Sulasih while she is bathing. Unable to fly away without it, she agrees to become his wife until his first son is born. An enchanting story illustrating the unforeseen circumstances of encounters between human mortals and celestial beings.

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ANXIETY MYTHS
by Afrizal Malna
Translator: Andy Fuller
Price: US$21.00

This collection of poems is concerned with a questioning of language and a bodily engagement with public and private space, things and their connotations and associations. It is through the appearance of everyday objects that Afrizal's poems emerge as a repository of the cultural meanings of space and things in Indonesia's everyday modernity. They are poems that trace the quickly changing urban trajectory of present day Indonesia. Malna is a productive literary and theatre critic, novelist and short story writer and can boast a writing career of more than 30 years.

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LIES, LOSS AND LONGING
by Putu Oka Sukanta
Translators: Vern Cork, Leslie Dwyer, Keith Foulcher, John H. McGlynn, Mary Zurbuchen
Price: US$18.00

Putu Oka Sukanta was born into a high-cast Balinese family in 1939 and began writing poetry and short stories in high school. In the 1960's he moved to Jakarta where he mixed with leftist artists and writers. He never formally joined the Indonesian Communist Party but in 1965, when Soeharto wrested control of the country, he found himself targeted by the military. He was detained without trial for 10 years. This collection of stories portrays the experiences of survivors of violence. Sukanta delves deeply into ordinary suffering, using his keen eye for the mundane to expose extraordinary contradictions.

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THE LONGEST KISS
by Leila S. Chudori
Translators: Pamela Allen, Jennifer Lindsay, John H. McGlynn, Claire Siverson, Sandra Taylor
Price: US$22.00

The protagonists of the stories in this collection all crave a private domain, a place that nobody else can touch. They share with their creator a passion for words, a passion for writing and a passion for literature. These characters are feisty, non-conformist, and fiercely independent - traits that do not necessarily serve them well in the constraints of the conservative environments in which they find themselves.

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MORPHOLOGY OF DESIRE
by Dorothea Rosa Herliany
Translator: Harry Aveling
Price: US$21.00

This collection of poetry gives us a full range of writing by this internationally acclaimed Indonesian poet. Through a distinctive mix of striking imagery and boldness of voice, the poet sets out to destroy many of the common assumptions about everyday life and human relationships. As a woman and a poet, she is doubly an outsider. Her blatant departure, in form as well as content, from the accepted conventions of society (which intensifies through the progression of her work) is remarkable, not only in its personal and political ramifications, but in its emotional and imaginative tenor as well. Morphology of Desire is a book that will speak to readers who are interested in Indonesia, women's writing, and in poetry in general.

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BALINESE ARCHITECTURE
by Julian Davison, Nengah Enu
Bruce Granquist as Illustrator and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni as Photographer
Price: US$15.95

In this book Julian Davison provides a comprehensive guide to Balinese architectural forms, the Balinese belief system, the rituals associated with building, the materials and contructions techniques, and theintricate ornamentation used. Over 100 watercolour illustrations and photographs provide a clear picture of the island's architecture as well as an eye-opening look at a culture and a people that have captivated the world's imagination.

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BALINESE FOOD
The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali
by Vivienne Kruger
Price: US$18.95

In Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali, Dr. Vivienne Kruger brings to life Bali's time-honored and authentic village cooking traditions. In over 20 detailed chapters, Dr. Kruger explores how the island's intricate culinary art is an inextricable part of Bali's Hindu religion, its culture and its community life. This book provides a detailed roadmap for those who wish to make an exciting exploration into the exotic world of Balinese cooking chapters on:The traditional Balinese kitchen, Snacking at a roadside warung food stall, Visiting a traditional Balinese market, Preparing delicious satays with a Balinese twist, Brewing heavenly Bali coffee.

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RENDITIONS OF MY SOUL
by Desak Yoni & Sarita Newson
Price: US$25.00

To Made, a Balinese girl who was brought up in the patriarchal tradition, a man's right to rule his wife's life is without limit. She grew up in a family where her father was a rule unto himself. Made blames herself for the death of her first love, who dies in a motorcycle accident. Her initial experience of marriage is a 'face-saving' arrangement, forced upon her by her father. She becomes a captive with no rights, and a victim of abuse. It is only her stubborn will that enables her to rise above her situation and escape her renditions, running away to live abroad. Through sheer hard work and determination she attains a good education and builds a career, while bringing up her children. But the bad luck in love continues, and she returns home to Bali to seek resolution of her family problems.

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ORGANIC FUSION
Organic, Raw, Vegan, Low GI, Gluten Free, Superfoods
by Amanda Battley
Price: US$40.00

Packed with fabulous recipes: organic, raw, vegan, low gi, gluten free and super foods! Amanda opened the organic restaurant in Padang Padang, Uluwatu Bali named "Buddha Soul Organic Fusion" and after it's amazing success, decided to compile a book full of the recipes she uses in this restaurant. Beautifully illustrated and very easy to follow recipes.

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THE SUKHAVATI AYURVEDIC COOKBOOK
Cooking Gourmet Vegetarian Meals for Health and Healing at Home
by the Team at Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat in Bali
Price: US$30.00

The recipes in this book all come directly from the Panchakarma menu at Sukhavati and have been created based on Ayurvedic principles for nourishment and cleansing. This book also features information on the ancient science of Ayurvedic Medicine, also known as the 'Science of Longevity' as well as information on the healing qualities of food. Lavishly illustrated with easy to follow recipes.

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TRI HITA KARANA: THE SPIRIT OF BALI
by Jan Hendrik Peters
Price: US$27.00

From the cover of the book:This book neither wants to make an accusation, nor impose things that are impossible to carry out. It merely wants to make the Balinese and tourists aware of what is happening in this paradise on earth and about the positive infl uence they can have in preserving the culture of the beautiful island of Bali. Tri Hita Karana, the spirit of Bali originated from the rich Balinese-Hindu philosophy. Tri Hita Karana means three causes of happiness: balanced and harmonious relationships of humans with God; of humans with fellow human beings; and of humans with the surrounding nature. Respect and togetherness are essential values in this philosophy. The Hindu doctrine of tat tvam asi, �I am you and you are me�, teaches us that all things are connected. Humans who do not respect God, fellow humans and nature are not respecting themselves, and this will eventually lead to self-destruction. Respect and togetherness will lead to harmony and happiness. Since the Balinese are already living according to the age-old philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, they can contribute to a sustainable environment for their children. This book looks at the effect of tourism on the Balinese society and ways in which it can be made sustainable.

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TIME, RITES AND FESTIVALS IN BALI
by Jean Couteau and Georges Breguet, & Illustrated by I Gusti Nyoman Darta
Price: US$40.00

Written by two recognised specialists of the Balinese culture, French writer and critic Jean Couteau and Swiss scientist and curator Georges Breguet, this book unravels the complexity of the Balinese calendar system in a text that makes it accessible to a general audience. The Balinese show little interest in keeping accurate track of linear time yet they manage to fulfill their many ritual obligations, along with the more mundane demands of life, in a graceful and relaxed manner. A great book to learn about different notions of time and find new ways to celebrate time in one's own life.

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ALL ABOUT INDONESIA
Stories, Songs and Crafts for Kids (Ages 7 and up)
by Linda Hibbs
Price: US$16.95

Take a tour through one of the most diverse nations on earth! Indonesia is an enormous island chain stretching from Asia all the way to Australia. It's a land of many different faiths and creeds, including the world's largest Muslim population, and many different peoples who now all call themselves Indonesians. This book introduces children to a place where people in blue jeans walk alongside those in traditional sarongs, where fast cars and oxcarts share the same roads, and where village traditions still thrive in a world of cars and cellphones. This book tells children about the daily lives of Indonesian children - their classroom activities, favorite sports, holidays, foods and much more. Included is a brief introduction to Bahasa Indonesia.

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URANG KANEKES, BADUY PEOPLE
by Don Hasman and Filomena Reiss
Price: US$30.00

A fascinating look at the Baduy People and their textiles. The Baduy are an indigenous tribe from the Lebak district in the Banten province. A very interesting dynamic of this tribe is that they completely shun all modern technology and advances, along with anything that does not come from their own territory. As a result their tribe is divided into two sections, the Inner tribe and the Outer tribe. They are a community who uphold ancient traditions, rice cultivation, their own education system and hierarchy. While the Outer Baduy can have contact with the outside world, the Inner Baduy does not have any contact at all.

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PAINTED IN THE TROPICS The Life and Times of Swiss Artist Theo Meier
by Harold Stephens
Price: US$21.95

Theo Meier left his home in Basel at the age of 23 to follow in the footsteps of Paul Gauguin and so began his journey into Southeast Asia. He lived for 22 years in Bali and 24 years in Chiang Mai. Theo was a part of a group of artists to live and work in these idyllic areas. His friends included Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet, Le Mayeur, Han Snell, Donald Friend, Mario Blanco, Willem Hofker and Arie Smit. The author, Harold Stephens, was personally acquainted with Theo Meier so this is indeed an insight into the man and the artist.

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BONES OF THE DARK MOON
by Richard Lewis
Price: US$25.00

During the construction of an idyllic villa on a Bali seashore, workers uncover skeletons, victims of brutal mass murder. The discovery sets the village of Batu Gede astir. The life of Made 'Nol' Ziro, a stalwart member of the community with a little gambling problem is turned upside down. Could one of the skeletons be that of his schoolmaster father, who disappeared during the massacres of 1965? Arguably the most traumatic cataclysm of Bali's rich and fascinating history, the massacres of 1965 remain mostly unknown to the island's visitors. Interweaving historical drama with contemporary Bali life, Bones of the New Moon is compulsively readable, a page-turner with unexpected twists leavened with dashes of humour, laying bare the love and hatred, the tragedy and irony, and the joy and despair of our common human predicament.

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JAZZ, PERFUME & THE INCIDENT
by Seno Gumira Ajidarma
translated by Gregory Harris
Price: US$21.00

On November 12, 1991 the Indonesian military opened fire on East Timorese protestors in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Hundreds of people were killed and accounts of this massacre sparked international outrage. In Jakarta a cover-up began immediately: the Suharto government declared the killings an "accident" provoked by armed provocateurs. The Indonesian mass media was cautioned to tow the official line. Seno Gumira Ajidarma, editor of Jakarta Jakarta at the time, refused to do so and was released from his position. Unable to let his fellow Indonesians know about the facts of this "incident", Seno transformed documentary evidence into semi-fictional form and published it as a novel.

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TORAJA: The Misadventures of a Social Anthropologist in Sulawesi
by Nigel Barley
Price: US$16.95

In 1985, Dr. Nigel Barley, senior anthropologist at The British Museum, set off for the relatively unknown Indonesian island of Sulawesi in search of the Toraja, a people whose culture includes headhunting, transvestite priests and the massacre of buffalo. In witty and finely crafted prose, Barley offers fascinating insight into the people of Sulawesi and he recounts the tale of the four Torajan woodcarvers he invites back to London to construct an Indonesian rice barn in The British Museum.

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CRAZY LITTLE HEAVEN an Indonesian Journey
by Mark Heyward
Price: US$25.00

When Mark Heyward first went to Indonesia to teach at a small school in East Kalimantan, little did he realise how life changing his decision would prove to be. So began his journey from one end of the archipelago to the other, from the jungles of Kalimantan to the riots and political turmoil of Jakarta. He meets and falls in love with Sopan and so begins his journey into the inside of Indonesian life and culture. This is a very engaging memoir highlighting the beauty and craziness of the Indonesian archipelago.

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I LA GALIGO
Translators: Mohamad Salim, Sapardi Djoko Damono, John H. McGlynn
Price: US$10.50

I La Galigo, the vast Bugis epic myth, isone of the most voluminous works in world literature. Set in Luwuq, the cradle of Bugis culture, the cycle tells the story of the initial residence on earth of the gods and their descendants. "The Birth of La Galigo", the poem found herein, represents a contemporary retelling of one of the epic's most popular sections.

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SUPERNOVA
by Dewi Lestari
Translator: Harry Aveling
Price: US$23.95

Supernova: The Knight, The Princess and the Falling Star presents a series of intertwined and unconventional love stories, straight and gay, with a bit of science and spirituality added to the mix. The major characters are young, urban, and technologically highly aware. They are caught up in major forms of contemporary social conflict.

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TELEGRAM
by Putu Wijaya
Translator: Stephen J. Epstein
Price: US$17.95

Telegram revolves around a Balinese journalist who believes that telegrams are always associated with tragedy. A large part of the story explores the main character's unstable state of mind, and how he continuously tries to escape from the unpleasant realities of his life, the story also brings in family issues, notions of life and death, and how they could possibly affect the cycle of life. Although unapologetically psychological and disorienting, the text also offers a compelling portrait of Jakarta in the early 1970s and reflections on a Bali that was already in the grips of significant social change.

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BEFORE DAWN
by Sapardi Djoko Damono
Translator: John H. McGlynn
Price: US$18.00

Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia's most productive and popular poets first began writing poetry as a high school student in the mid-1950s. Before Dawn includes poems written by the author over a forty year time span, from 1961 to 2001. Arranged in chronolgical order the poems together form a kind of poetic autobiography.

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SEEING BEAUTY, SENSING RACE IN TRANSNATIONAL INDONESIA
by L. Ayu Saraswati
Price: US$25.00

In Indonesia, light skin colour has been desirable throughout recorded history. Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race explores Indonesia's changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences. This book shows how the transnational circulation of people, images, and ideas have shaped and shifted discourses and hierarchies of race, gender, skin colour and beauty in Indonesia. The author employs "affect" theories and feminist cultural studies as a lens through which to analyze a vast range of materials, including the Old Javanese epic poem Ramayana, archival materials, magazine advertisements, commercial products and numerous interviews with Indonesian women.

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RAFFLES AND THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
by Victoria Glendinning
Price: US$14.00

Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the charismatic and persuasive founder of Singapore and Governor of Java. An English adventurer, disobedient employee of the East India Company, utopian imperialist, linguist, zoologist and civil servant, he carved an extraordinary (though brief) life for himself in South East Asia. In this biography, Victoria Glendinning charts his prodigious rise within the social and historical contexts of his world. His domestic and personal life was vivid and shot through with tragedy. His own end was sad, though his fame immortal.

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THE MANY FACES OF INDONESIAN WOMEN
Between Tradition and Modernity
by Jutta Berninghausen, Birgit Kerstan and Nena Soeprapto-Jansen
Price: US$28.00

Connecting the life stories of women from Java, Bali, Sumba, Lombok and Aceh with an analysis of the social and political conditions, the book shows how Indonesian women develop their identity between religious and moral expectations, traditional values and global consumerism. Various portrayals illustrate how women from different social and cultural backgrounds make choices between collective norms and individual dreams to reach self-fulfillment.

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TARI: The Little Balinese Dancer
by Pamela Noensie
Price: US$14.95

Tari lives a wonderful life on the island of Bali, marked by all the things that make Bali special - the lively temple celebrations, the gorgeous surroundings nad most importantly, dance. Just like her beloved grandmother, Tari lives to dance. One day, Tari's grandmother gives her a special gift and then shortly after her grandmother passes away. Tari gives her grandmother the best gift she knows how to give - a perfect performance of a dance that her grandmother, too, performed when she was young.

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THE YEARS OF THE VOICELESS
by Okky Madasari and translated by Nurhayat Indriyanto Mohamed
Price: US$12.00

Originally released as �Entrok� in Bahasa Indonesia in 2010, this novel was so popular that it was released in English to reach a wider international audience. The story is of Marni, an illiterate Javanese woman who still practices ancestory worship and her daughter, Rahayu. These women are from two generations who never understood each other. Both are victims of those in power and both fight for their lives. The book is an avenue for us to understand the power ad politics of Indonesia in the past generations as seen through the eyes of the common people.

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SALVATION OF THE SOUL / Nyoman Erawan
by Rizki Ahmad Zaelani and Wayan Seriyoga Parta
Price: US$35.00 (Limited Edition of 1000)

Nyoman Erawan is Bali's most popular abstract artist.This book is written by Rizki Ahmad Zaelani and Wayan Seriyoga Parta. It is bilingual (Indonesian / English) and the translator is Camelia Lestari. It is a Limited Edition of 1000 books. 235 pages, full colour plates including photographs of performing arts rituals and installations. Ganesha Bookshops Bali

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TOMBOIS & FEMMES
by Evelyn Blackwood
Price: US$20.00

Tombois & Femmes is a rich study that offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends. Tombois are masculine females who identify as men and desire women; their girlfriends view themselves as normal women who desire men. Through rich, in-depth, and provacative stories, author Evelyn Blackwood shows how these same-sex Indonesian couples negotiate transgressive identities and desires and how their experiences speak to the struggles and desires of sexual and gender minorities everywhere. Michael. G. Peletrz of Emory University calls the book "a very sophisticated, nuanced and theoretically provocative piece of work that is simultaneiously lucid and compelling".

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A HISTORY OF MODERN INDONESIA (second edition)
by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$29.99

This book is framed around the life story of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia's most famous and controversial novelist and playwright, and journeys through the social and cultural mores of Indonesian society, focusing on the experiences of ordinary people. In this new edition, the author brings the story up to date, revisiting his argument as to why Indonesia has yet to realize its potential as a democratic country. He also examines the rise of fundamentalist Islam, which has haunted Indonesia since the fall of Suharto.

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ISLAND OF THE SPIRITS
by John Stanmeyer
Price: US$60.00

Spirits are everywhere in Bali - in trees, temples, mountains, stones and water, and all are sacred to the Balinese. John Stanmeyer spent 5 years living in Bali, creating this reportage through the uninhibited and timeless lens of a Holga. His photographs capture practices from decades past, transcending the temporal as they live on today and into the unforeseen future. This body of work stresses the historicity of spiritual life of Bali, consisting of deeply layered imagery that is witnessed, understood and explained in full by few, yet practiced by millions.

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VOLCANOES OF INDONESIA - Creators and Destroyers
Photographs: Carl-Bernd Kaehlig, Text: Andrew Wight and Chris Smith
Price: US$50.00

As part of the Ring of Fire, Indonesia is one of the most volcanic countries on earth. The archipelago is home to many dormant volcanoes as well as some of the most violent volcanoes on the planet. Photographer Carl-Bernd Kaehlig has climbed many of the monster mountains and learnt the myths and legends surrounding them. This book is a mesmerising collection of Kaehlig's best photographs, which are accompanied by informative captions and an introductory essay that gives the reader a sense of the importance of these mountains.

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THE RAINBOW TROOPS
by Andrea Hirata
Price: US$30.00

The Rainbow Troops, by Andrea Hirata, shattered all Indonesian book sale records, making him the best selling author in Indonesia to date. Set on Belitong Island this is the story of a tight-knit group of students and their teachers fighting for education and dignity, even as they face continual hardship. Fabulously rich in natural resources, Belitong is also home to chronic poverty and educational discrimination. This amazing story tells of a persistent young teacher and her tireless efforts to fight for her ten students' right to an education.

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GO TO SLEEP, GECKO! TIDURLAH, TOKEK! (Bilingual: Bahasa Indonesia and English)
A Balinese Folktale
by Margaret Read MacDonald
Price: US$8.00

We have all had nights when we could not get to sleep. We try counting sheep, drinking warm milk, or having a hot toddy. All Gecko wants is to go to sleep, if only the chief would make everyone pipe down! In this story we learn, as does Gecko, that there are some things you just have to put up with. Hard Cover book with beautiful illustrations.

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LE MAYEUR DE MERPRES - Painter, Traveller
by J. Ubbens and C. Huizing
Text in both English and Dutch
Price: US$230.00

A stunning book of the Belgian impressionist painter, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (1880-1958), Jean Le Mayeur, as he was known, arrived in Bali in 1932 where he met and married his muse and wife, Ni Nyoman Pollok. He remained in Bali for the rest of his life. The Japanese occupation of Indonesia during World War 11 resulted in Le Mayeur being placed under house arrest. He continued to paint using rice sack for canvas. Tourism played a vital role in the international circulation of his work as travellers eagerly bought his art. The artist's house is now a museum in Sanur in its original condition, with over 80 works exhibited.

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SERIES OF STORY BOOKS IN BOTH INDONESIAN AND ENGLISH
by Suroso & Suhartanto
Price: US$4.50 per book

1. The Flood in Toba Land/Banjir di Tanah Toba
2. The Story of Giant Kebo Iwo/Kisah Raksasa Kebo Iwo
3. The Owl Yearning for the Moon/Burung Pungguk Merindukan Bulan
4. The Wanderer and His Magic Pipe/Pengelana dan Seruling Ajaibnya
5. Jaka and The Magic Bean Tree/Jaka dan Pohon Kacang Ajaib
6. The Singing of the Crust Boat/Tenggelamnya Perahu Kerak
7. The Beauty and the Bad-Looking Price/Si Catik dan Paneran Buruk Rupa
8. Jadrin in the Mouse Island/Jadrin di Pulau Tikus
9. The Plan of a Wicked Wolf/Siasat Sergala Jahat
10. A Princess Became a Paddy/Putri Raja Menjadi Padi

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LEARN BALINESE DVD
by www.BASAbali.org
Price: US$25.00

24 Conversational videos, punctuated with language exercises, grammatical explanations and electronic flashcards. Cultural notes serve as a resource to anthropological, historical and current topics about Bali and a series of modules teach the endangered Balinese script.

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SARONG INSPIRATIONS
by Will Meyrick
Price: US$45.00

Sarong Inspirations charts Will Meyrick's journey in Asia over 15 years of working and travelling - from his very early days of discovery in Thailand through to motorcycle dashes across Laos and stints of life in Khmer villages and Indian homestays to learn the secrets handed down from generation to generation. This book has over 100 recipes from the kitchen of the famed "Sarong" restaurant in Bali and features some of the signature dishes that have made Sarong such a favourite amongst all the "foodies" of Indonesia.

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THE RAPE OF SUKRENI
by A. A. Panji Tisna (translator George Quinn)
Price: US$18.00

Written in the 1930's by A. A. Panji Tisna, a prince of the Balinese state of Buleleng, this novel draws on the melodramatic conventions of Balinese theater to present a powerful indictment of the commercialization of Balinese society. While on one level the novel appears to be concerned with the Balinese-Hindu notion of karma, its main thematic thrust is in fact the impact of modern commerce on Balinese society. Even more telling today that it was when it was written, The Rape of Sukreni offers a unique and dark insider's view of the island's future that violently challenges the conventional image of Bali as a honeyed paradise filled with artists and happy tourists.

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THE ROSE OF CIKEMBANG
by Kwee Tek Hoay (Translator George A. Fowler)
Price: US$18.00

The Rose of Cikembang is an excellent example of "peranakan" literature of the Netherlands East Indies that flourished between 1900 and the Japanese Occupation beginning in 1942. Highly sentimental in tone, the novel is rich in many of the controversial themes that Kwee was famous for: interracial love and the lives of its offspring, fate and karma, and mysticism and reincarnation. This novel was also made into a movie.

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JAVANESE GENTRY
by Umar Kayam (Translator Vladislav Zhukov)
Price: US$30.00

Javanese Gentry depicts the implicit concerns of a variety of characters for whom the attainment of that higher status is for most a dream. When Sastrodarsono returns to his village as a schoolteacher, he becomes by virtue of that position a member of the gentry class, awesomely elevated above the peasantry of his origins. From those most traditional of Javanese institutions he moves on with his bride to find his place in a line of modernizing generations active across the whole span of reent Indonesian history: the late-colonial period, Japanese occupation, war of independence and two decades of social disorder ending in the mid-1960's with the rise of Suharto's New Order government.

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THE SAGA OF SITI MARIAH
by Haji Mukti (Translator Catherine Manning Muir)
Price: US$25.00

The Saga of Siti Mariah is a window into the workings of Cultuurstelsel, the forced cultivation system imposed by the colonial government in the Dutch East Indies from 1830 until 1870. Embedded in this book's pages are the lives of Dutch sugar barons, indigenous elite, European officials, and Chinese middlemen who were enriched under the system, intersected by lives of Javanese peansants who suffered under its yoke and Javanese women who were bedded by the Dutch masters and administrators, fit only to be concubines, never wives.

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DROUGHT
by Iwan Simatupang (Translator Harry Aveling)
Price: US$18.00

Drought is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier and ex-bandit, who decides to trransmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia in order to start life again as a farmer. He almost fails, but in so doing he is involved with a wonderful range of inspired madmen - bureaucrats, bandits, psychiatrists, religious teachers, and the beautiful woman known simply as the V.I.P. The outsiders humorously combine to question the normality of conventional society. This novel has been hailed as the first really modern Indonesian novel, and the beginning of a completely new path in Indonesian writing.

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RAFFLES AND THE BRITISH INVASION OF JAVA
by Tim Hannigan
Price: US$16.95

On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia to conquer the Dutch colony of Java. They would remain there for five turbulent years. Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable narrative explores the bloody battles and furious controversies that marked British rule in Java, and reveals the future founder of Singapore, Thomas Stamford Raffles - long celebrated as a hero, a liberal and a vsionary - in a shocking new light, showing how he crushed dissent, looted palaces and incited massacres to further his own insatiable ambitions. This is remarkable book.

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SPICE ISLANDS
by Ian Burnet
Price: US$39.95

Cloves and Nutmeg are indigenous to the Spice Islands of Eastern Indonesia and this book tells of the many uses of these exotic spices and the hsitory of their trade over a period of more than 2000 years. It follows the Silk Road across Central Asia and the Spice Route over the Indian Ocean and describes how the spice trade into Europe came to be dominated by Middle Eastern and Venetian merchants. Much of the story is told through the lives of historical characters such as Columbus and Magellan as well as Sir Francis Drake, Jan Pieterzoom Coen and other lesser known but equally important characters. The story revolves around the intense rivalry between the Sultans of Ternate and Tidore and their relationship with the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English, who at different times occupied the Spice Islands.

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BALI: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island
Price: US$24.95

This updated and revised edition of the bestselling Bali guide gives the latest information on what to do and see on this famous tropical island. Lively articles by experts present every aspect of the island's history and culture, along with detailed descriptions of all the sights, with maps and photos included. An informative section at the end of the book gives important travel and etiquette tips, transportation notes, a language primer, a list of further readings, and a glossary.

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FROMMER'S BALI DAY BY DAY
Price: US$12.99

This guide book has 18 self-guided tours and 44 maps. A travel guide that tells you how to see the best of everything in the smartest, most time-efficient way. There are thematic tours for every interest, hundreds of evocative photos and bulleted maps that show you how to go from place to place. Also a guide to hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife for all budgets.

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WALTER SPIES a life in art
by John Stowell
Price: US$150.00

A painter, musician, photographer, choreographer, architect.....When he died more than 70 years ago, the artist Walter Spies was known to only a few close friends. Now he is prized as one of the finest painters of the tropical landscape. His life and deeds in Bali gradually took on mythical proportions. This is a fully-documented biography in an 80,000 word text. It places the works and related documents in chronological order and supplies a catalogue of all the known works, including mention of those that have been lost. Spies was the co-founder with Rudolf Bonnet of the Pita Maha organisation of artists in Ubud . He had a close relationship with the King of Ubud, Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati and together they fostered the art of Bali, especially in the Ubud area.

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NYOMAN MASRIADI: Reconfiguring the Body
by T. K. Sabapathy
Price: US$140.00

Nyoman Masriadi is currently Southeast Asia's most well-received and most highly collected contemporary artist. This publication includes an extensive review of his works, his life and inspirations - through the words of art critics, T.K. Sabapathy and Goenawan Mohamed. The visual imagery and narratives in his paintings are derived from observation of social life. Reactive against formalism, his early works show him sparring with Western modernism in the guise of cubism but meshing it with caricature, the cutting street language Indonesians use. Goenawan Mohamad uncovers the local complexities and richness of contemporary Indonesian society and experience.

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EARTH DANCE
by Oka Rusmini
Translated by Rani Amboyo and Thomas M. Hunter
Price: US$18.00

Earth Dance is the story of four generations of Balinese women and centres on the conflicts that arise between the demands of caste and personal desires. It is narrated by Ida Ayu Telaga, a Balinese woman in her thirties and the novel shows Balinese women, as depicted by her mother, grandmother and female peers, to be motivated by two factors: the yearning to be beautiful and the desire for a high-caste husband. Earth Dance reveals that both high-caste status and beauty has a price. Behind both lie jealousy, derision and intrigue. This is an exceptional novel by a modern Balinese female writer. Anyone interested in Balinese society today and a Balinese woman's role in it, should read this novel.

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AND THE WAR IS OVER
by Ismail Marahimin
Translated by John. H. McGlynn
Price: US$18.00

The final days of World War 11 serve as the backdrop for this novel by Ismail Marahimin. Fighting has not reached the small Sumatran village of Taratakbuluh, but the quiet, traditional-bound way of life in this remote outpost on the jungles edge has nonetheless been transformed, for the Japanese have chosen it as the site of a prisoner-of-war camp for Dutch internees. The novel centres on a plot by some of the Dutch prisoners to escape into the jungle but the drama of this planned escape yields to the even more dramatic tension of the human relationships that punctuate the novel.

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THE PAINTER OF LOST SOULS
by Michael Vatikiotis
Price: US$18.00

A fast-paced, intensely emotional drama of Indonesian life high and low, set against the tumultuous backdrop of the reformasi era, after the fall of Suharto in 1999. The Painter of Lost Souls is the story of Sito, a brilliantly gifted artist who leaves his home in a poor village in Central Java while still in his teens to make his name and his fortune in the royal city of Jogjakarta. Vatikiotis tells a suspenseful tale that weaves together a fascinating inside view of the art boom in Indonesia.

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BALI BY DESIGN 25 Contemporary Houses
by Kim Inglis
Price: US$34.95

Bali by Design features 25 stunning contemorary homes and showcases the ideas of a new generation of talented international and Indoneisan desiigners. Each of these extraordinary houses presents new solutions for age-old challenges - illustrating how stylish modern lifestyles may be achieved through clever architecture and interior design.

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TUTTLE CONCISE BALINESE DICTIONARY
Balinese-Indonesian-English and English-Balinese-Indonesian
by I Gusti Made Sutjaja
Price: US$19.95

Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest is the first comprehensive works of its kinds and size. It promotes a "contextual" approach, combining not just botanical and technical, but also economic, social and ritual elements. In short the book focuses on how the peoples of Borneo rely on the plaited arts in their daily lives. There are 21 contributors who are experts on the subject. The work relies on firsthand experience in the field and is organized into 12 parts that discuss the ethnobotanical and technical aspects of basketry in Borneo.

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INVENTING ART: THE PAINTINGS OF BATUAN BALI
by Bruce Granquist
Price: US$65.00

This is an extra-ordinary book - lavishly illustrated with 327 full colour reproductions, maps and diagrams. This book aims to make accessible the extraordinary paintings of the Batuan style. It does this by explaining some of the cultural codes that the paintings contain, as well as narratives that link them to the rich Balinese traditions. The book concentrates on the Batuan elements of line, shape and tone and through these elements communicates the meanings beyond Batuan's cultural life. A heavy tome, filled with beautiful reproductions and illustrations

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BALINESE ART: PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS OF BALI 1800-2010
by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$49.95

Balinese Art is the first comprehensive survey of Balinese Painting from its origins in the traditional Balinese village to its present position at the forefront of the high-priced Asian art scene. Balinese art has been popular and widely collected around the world for many decades. Starting with a discussion of the island's aesthetic traditions and how Balinese art whould be viewed and understood, this book goes on to present pre-colonial painting traditions, some of which are still practicedin the village of Kamasan - the home of "classical" Balinese art. However, the main focus is the development of new styles starting in the 1930's and how these gradually evolved in response to the tourist industry that has come to dominate the island.

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PETUALANGAN ANAK INDONESIA (in Indonesian)
by Nicholas Mark
Illustrations by Bambang Shakuntala
Price: US$5.00

Petualangan Anak Indonesia is also known as "The Indoventurers" and it draws heavily from local traditions. This book was written by an Australian student for the Indonesian readers. Nicholas was inspired to write these stories after studying Bahasa Indonesian at Sydney University. He recalled his first visit to Indonesia when he was a small child and he remembered with great fondness the Ubud Monkey Forest. Years later, at university, he was inspired to write a story about the Ubud Monkey Forest and we follow the adventure of Wayan, a boy who dreams of entering the monkey forest but is continually forbidden by his parents because of its danerous reputation. Then we follow Mutia and the cruel witch of Minankabau and then the third story, Nanda and Dani and their mission to save Yogyakarta from dangerous volcanic eruptions. This book is a "Ganesha Bookshop" favourite!

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FIRST ENGLISH WORDS Bilingual Edition English-Indonesian with CD
Editor: Bernard Sellato
Price: US$12.00

Packed with fun and useful everyday vocabulary with 36 thematic spreads each fully illustrated with fun and engaging scenarios.

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THE TALE OF THE FIRST WHITE ELEPHANT IN BALI
by Nigel Mason
Price: English Version: US$15.50 / Indonesian Version: US$12.50

Like all classic fairy tales, this children's book deals with essential emotions such as love, fear, danger and compassion. It also deals with a wealth of cultural information about the spiritual and ritual life of the Balinese. A mixture of fact and fiction, the story is told with great humour. From the start The Tale of the First White Elephant in Bali captures your imagination and is difficult to put down until you reach the final chapter - a miraculous happy ending with the help of Ganesha, the Hindu god os wisdom and a rooster with a splendidly colourful tail. It is beautifully illustrated by David Barrett.

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THE JUNGLE SCHOOL
by Butet Manurung
Price: US$16.50

The Orang Rimba (People of the Forest) are nomadic tribes who live in the rainforests of Sumatra. Slowly the outside world is catching up with these people. Butet Manurung shares here the journal she kept during her first year in the jungle as an anthropologist through to her development as an educator and activist. She tells of her adventures with stinging bees and prowling bears, with biting ants and motorbikes but it is her relationship with the Orang Rimba that traansforms her from an outsider to a trusted teacher within this fragile community. Butet is determined now to bring literacy to these indigenous people to better equip them to face the onslaught of the outside world. It is a very touching and inspiring tale.

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BOROBUDUR AND OTHER POEMS
by Jennifer Mackenzie
Price: US$10.00

At the time of the construction of Borobudur in the ninth century, Buddhism and been established in Java for several centuries. Jennifer Mackenzie's Borobodur, an exquisity long poem, tells the story of its legendary architect, Gunavarman, and of Indonesia's mystical monument with cultural understanding, sensitivity and great feeling. Like Gunavarman, by the poem's end, Mackenzie becomes a "dot on the horizon" leaving us stilled in silence.

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THE COURT OF SURAKARTA
by John Miksic
Price: US$19.50

This is a richly illustrated book with an easy to read history of the Kraton of Surakarta in Central Java In the early 20th century, Indonesian was divided into 350 greater and lesser kingdoms. The court of Surakarta Hadiningrat, formed in the 1740's can trace its origins to kingdoms of the 8th century. In 1945 the ancient kingdoms were superseded by the newly-formed Republic of Indonesia. Today, the court of Surakarta continues to strive to find new ways to achieve harmony between change and tradition which Javanese philosophy has always emphasized as one of its main goals.

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MAJAPAHIT TERRACOTTA: The Soedarmadji Jean Henry Damais Collection
by J. H. Damais Soedarmadji
Price: US$19.95

The Majapahit Empries (13 - 16th Century) was based in the contemporary regency of mojokerta, East Java, Indonesia. Majapahit reached its peak during the reign of Rajasanagara, popularly known as Hayam Wuruk (1350-1389). Some of the brick structures of the ancient city, including gateways, temples and pools, can be still be seen today around the village of Trowulan in Mojokerto, reflecting the architecture that once defined the place. Besides stone statues and inscriptions, this mighty kingdom also left testimonies of everyday life in the form of terracotta artifacts. This book is a guide for collectors of Majapahit terracotta, to enable them to better distinguish authentic pieces from fakes or replicas. It will provice readers with insight into the exciting variety of this little known art form.

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REPUBLIC OF FUN
by Butet Kartaredjasa, translated by Jennifer Lindsay
Price: US$13.00

A selection of Indonesian actor Butet Kartaredjasa's humorous column published in the newspaper Suara Merdeka from 2007-2009, written in the voice of his alter ego, Mr Blurt. Translated by Jennifer Lindsay.

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SHARP TIMES
by Goenawan Mohamad, translated by Jennifer Lindsay
Price: US$19.00

A collection of critical and philosophical essays written between 2002-2011 by Goenawan Mohamad, from his weekly column in Tempomagazine. This is the third published collection of his essays in English translation by Jennifer Lindsay.

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THE GLORY OF BATIK The Danar Hadi Collection
by Judi Achjadi
Price: US$39.95

The Glory of Batik explores the fabulous collection of Javanese batik brought together over the course of forty years by H. Santosa Doellah. The Danar Hadi Collection amounts to some 10,000 pieces spanning a century and a half, from the mid 19th century to the present day. Possibly the largest single privately owned accumulation of Javanese batik in the world, The Glory of Batik inspires a deep appreciation of this ancient art.

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INDONESIAN SLANG Colloquial Indonesian at Work
by Christopher Torchia and Lely Djuhari
Price: US$14.95

Indonesian Slang is an informal compendium of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms. Designed to be both educational and easy to read, the chapters hit on various linguistic themes, among them characters, animals, food, slang, family affairs and politics. Entries include the expression in Bahasa Indonesia, a translation, an equivalent expression in English, and an explanation if necessary. A handy book for the casual traveler to Indonesia.

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INDONESIAN COOKING, Satays, Sambals and more
by Dina Yuen
Price: US$16.95

Indonesian Cooking is Chef Dina Yuen's culinary exploration of the world's largest and most diverse archipelago the fabled Spice Islands of Indonesia. This is a vibrant, multi-layered nation with a fabulous and largely unexplored cuisine and her easy-to-follow recipes now make them accessible to everyone. The dishes in Indonesian Cooking range from the familiar Chicken and Beef Satays, Lumpia Spring Rolls, Fresh Steamed Vegetables with Peanut Dressing (Gado-Gado) and Nasi Goreng (Traditional Indonesian Fried Rice) to more exotic dishes like Spicy Lemongrass Beef, Burned Sugar Pork, Grilled Swordfish with Fragrant Yellow Rice, and Tamarind Roasted Prawns. These flavorful recipes are easy to make with ingredients readily found in any well-stocked supermarket. Bring the tastes of Indonesia home with the help of Indonesian Cooking!

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ETHNIC JEWELLERY FROM INDONESIA
Continuity and Evolution
Text by Bruce. W. Carpenter
Photographs by Philippe Heurtault
Price: US$90.00

Illustrated with nearly 600 photographs of rare jewellery amassed over 30 years by collector Manfred Gehmann, this book explores the depth and breadth of an ancient and magnificent tradition of the Indonesian people. The Jewellery represented in this book is from Indonesia's outer islands including Sumatra, Borneoi, Sulawesi, Sumba and Maluku. The history of the jewellery is told from the perspective of the materials used,including gold, silver, brass, ivory, shell and animal teeth. A definitive book on the magnificent jewellery of this archipelago.

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GOLD JEWELLERY OF THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO
Text by Anne Richter and Bruce W. Carpenter
Photography by Jorg Sundermann
Price: US$110.00

Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago features ore than 700 unpublished masterpieces from the tribal, ethnic and courtly gold body ornament traditions of Indonesia's outer islands - Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Lesser Sundas and Southeast Maluku. These pieces date from the 4th to the 20th century and many are extremely rare and of high quality. This latest research has been woven together to produce a groundbreaking new book that thrusts the virtuoso gold work of Indonesia into the international spotlight.

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TWILIGHT IN DJAKARTA
by Mochtar Lubis
Price: US$15.00

A classic book of Indonesia by one of Indonesia's most famous writers. Mochtar Lubis, in this vivid dissection of social and political life in Jakarta at the beginning of the 1960's, reveals the dark currents of poverty, corruption and vice which course beneath the surface of one of the great cities of the Third World. Suryono, a young Western-educated government official, the author depicts the complex web of threads which enmesh both individual and society in a newly developing nation, with compassion as well as insight.

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BALI: A PARADISE CREATED
by Adrian Vickers
Price: US$16.95

Bali: A Paradise Created bridges the gap between scholarly works and the more popular travel accounts readily available today. It offers an accessible history of this fascinating island and an anthropological study not only of the Balinese, but of the paradise-seekers from all parts of the world who have invaded Bali in ever-increasing numbers over the decades. This authoritative, much-cited work is now updated with new photos and illustrations, a new introduction, and new text covering the part twenty years.

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THE MONSTER THAT ATE UBUD
A Path to Enlightenment for the Serious Dim Bulb
By Mr. Newmi, A.G. Newman & David Trevelyan
Price: US$15.00

Chuck Fung and Swami Shoeman are as different as night and day, but when the meet in Ubud, Bali, they become inseparable opposites, thus unwittingly embodying Balinese cosmology. Attempting to make a buck off the ever-burgeoning crowd of spiritual seekers to this paradise island, they pool their talents and enlist the help of a Balinese shaman. The shaman spins a cryptic yarn that convinces the hapless chumps that they have extraordinary powers of creative visualization. The Fung Shoe brothers write a book about the wellspring of abundance they have discovered through their meeting with the sharman. A very tongue-in-cheek look at Ubud and the aftermath of Eat Pray Love.

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BALI ADDICTION/BALI KETAGIHAN
by Tina Ross
Price: US$22.00

Bali Ketagihan is a collection of memoirs, advice, experiences, discoveries and culture collated together over two and half decades of travelling to Bali. An unexpected relationship and marriage to a "Bali Boy" provided a greater insight to the local life. First time travellers and regulars to the island may find some interesting perceptions in this collection.

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50 INDONESIAN ARCHITECTS EMERGINGS
by Imelda Akmal
Price: US$45.00

This new book by Imelda Amal comprises 50 profiles of well-known Indonesian architectural firms and 13 new architectural firms (the "emergings"), who are considered influential on Indonesian architecture today. The works in this book are definitely a feast for the eyes. Stunning pictures of modern buildings and contemporary designs presented on a simple white layout. There are details on each photo that explain building names and locations and also their achievements on architecture design contests.

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NEW REGIONALISM IN BALI ARCHITECTURE
by Popo Danes
Price: US$45.00

Popo Danes is recognised as one of the leading Architects in Bali today. His work is a blend of art and spiritual architecture with a sensitivity that is hard to surpass. This book is packed with architecture that will raise your spirit. Popo's traditionalism is not forgotten here, but enhances his new Architecture to new heights.

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BALI HOME Inspirational Design Ideas
by Kim Inglis
Price: US$25.00

Bali is an island paradise that inspires countless dreams of tropical beaches, exotic people and gorgeous views. More than just an increasingly popular tourist destination, Bali is also a global leader in tropical design, showcased in all its glory in Bali Home. Covering over 100 homes, garden estates, hotels, restaurants and more, this book gives a tantalizing glimpse of the latest design trends coming out of Bali. Full-colour photography, both of decorative details and architectural concepts, is accompanied by an insightful text that gives attainable interior design tips to tropical dream seekers.

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